The New York Jets made a giant trade to ensure themselves that they would land a top quarterback this year. The Jets will move up from 6 to 3 but the reality is there is no guarantee the quarterback they want will be there at three. The Browns and Giants both pick in front of the Jets and realistically could pick quarterbacks at the first two spots. That reasoning is exactly why Bills general manager Brandon Beane wasn’t ready to pull the trigger on a trade with the Colts.
“The truth? Most of these quarterbacks I’ve only spent 15 minutes with,” Beane said, via Peter King of SI.com. “I haven’t spent enough time to have an opinion about any of them yet, honestly. I actually sent a little note to our [scouts] yesterday. We got six weeks to get our board together.
“I am not there yet, knowing if we can or will move up again. I want Sean to get to know all of them. We’re just keeping an open mind. Where we’re at, we’ve got the picks, we’ve got the draft capital. I’m not ready to pull the trigger.”
Beane is absolutely right, you can’t blame him for not moving up considering half the pro days haven’t even taken place. There’s also no way to know what quarterback will be available. If both Darnold and Rosen are off the board, then you’re stuck with Josh Allen. That’s not to say Allen won’t make it either because his ceiling might be the highest in the class. You also can’t just throw darts at the position either because missing on a quarterback sets the franchise back five years.
It’s possible that the Colts could move down again considering the Cardinals and Bills will now be fighting for a quarterback. Now the pressure is on because you don’t want to be the franchise that drafts Baker Mayfield or Lamar Jackson.